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Women With HIV: You Don't Have to Settle

Just because you're living with HIV doesn't mean you have to lower your standards for love, activist Takia Miller explains.

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Features

Why Doesn’t My OB/GYN Understand Lesbian Sex?

“Now, sleeping with solely women, I was under the assumption I did not need to get regularly screened: Without the evidence, without the narrative, we feel like it’s futile,” Kirsten Judson writes.

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Interviews

Candy Marcum, a Therapist and Lesbian, Has Helped Gay Men in Texas Since the Early Days of AIDS

In the underfunded world of early 1980s HIV care, Candy Marcum worked at a Dallas-based resource center that opened up a hotline for gay men with HIV when it was still called GRID.

Bishop Yvette Flunder
Interviews

Bishop Yvette Flunder Has Spent Decades Challenging People’s Theology Around HIV

For Bishop Yvette Flunder, her work as a Black woman, a lesbian and clergywoman has been to challenge the stigma and rabid homophobia that has exacerbated the worst parts of the AIDS epidemic and instead preach a gospel of radical inclusivity.

Jewel Thais-Williams
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Jewel Thais-Williams Used Her Landmark Black LGBTQ Club to Support People with HIV

As the owner of Jewel's Catch One, Jewel Thais-Williams used the money from her business to support AIDS organizations and as a space to host fundraisers.

Dr Jillian Ratti
Features

Meet the Canadian Doctors Who Helped Squash an Alberta Anti-Abortion Bill

“For me, moral distress is things like hearing about a woman who attempts to fill her prescription for Mifegymiso abortion drug and faces harsh rejection from the pharmacist behind the counter.”

Sharon Day
Interviews

Ojibwe Lesbian Sharon Day on HIV Care and Activism From the ’80s to the Present

Day, an Ojibwe lesbian and lontime AIDS activist, has had a long history of helping people in her community with HIV, including her own loved ones.

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Caitlin Ryan On Being a Lesbian Social Worker During the Early Years of Atlanta's AIDS Epidemic

Caitlin Ryan, a lesbian and social worker, as well as first executive director of AIDAtlanta, faced pushback from some gay men who felt that women had no place in the response to AIDS.

Jacquie Bishop
Interviews

Jacquie Bishop Reflects on Being a Black Lesbian Health Care Worker in the Early AIDS Epidemic

Jacquie Bishop has seen some of the worst of the AIDS epidemic up close. Not only in her personal life, but also in her professional life. In this interview, she talks about the people with AIDS who she loved deeply, like Haitian writer Assotto Saint.

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Concerned About a Loss in Focus on Black Women in the Epidemic, HIV Activists Launch an Action Plan of Their Own

Angela Davis, Stacey Abrams, and others talk HIV and social justice at the Paradigm Shift summit in Atlanta.

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Interviews

Viva Ruiz Wants You to Thank God for Your Abortion

Advocate Viva Ruiz of Thank God for Abortion talks about why she considers reproductive justice to be part of her spirituality, and about her short film, “Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution.”